Assessing the True Value of Sports Technology Webinar

Assessing the True Value of Sports Technology Webinar

Assessing the True Value of Sports Technology Webinar

Identifying and applying tools to effectively and efficiently evaluate technologies is an area of increasing need for sport and exercise scientists. A robust and comprehensive process to evaluate technology would help to reduce negative effects due to adoption of poor-quality technology, such as low return on investment, technology misuse, or data breach. 

In 2023, members of the Sports Tech Research Network (STRN) developed the Sports Tech Quality Framework to help address this need. Developed in collaboration with 48 experts from industry, the framework can be used to help design and refine sports technology in order to optimise quality and maintain industry standards, as well as guide purchasing decisions by organizations. It also aimed to create a common language for organizations, manufacturers, investors, and consumers to improve the efficiency of their decision making on sports technology.

This webinar introduces participants to the framework and provides a description of how to measure various quality features of sports technology. It also provides a step-by-step guide to how individuals and organisations can implement the framework in their own workplace and integrate it within existing systems. A number of case studies which have emerged since its release are outlined, along with an insight into preparing for the future and fast-growing landscape of sports technology.

Presented by Professor Sam Robertson, PhD

Sam Robertson is a researcher and consultant focusing on developing methods and systems to optimise integrations between humans and technology. His work and research has spanned topics such as sports innovation, skill acquisition, sports analytics, organisational decision-making, and technology strategy. He has worked with a range of sporting organisations including FIFA, The Australian Football League, San Antonio Spurs, Tennis Australia, Barça Innovation Hub, Kansas City Royals and the Western Bulldogs amongst others. Sam is the host of the popular future of sport podcast, One Track Mind and leads the Track Consulting Group, which provides strategic and innovation services to the sporting industry. Read more about Sam on his website here.


Wednesday, 13 March 2024
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEDT
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NT:    10:30am - 12:00pm
 QLD:    11:00am - 12:30pm
 SA:    12:30pm - 2:00pm
 TAS:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 VIC:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:    9:00am - 10:30am
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as an online activity and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member   $33.00 
Non-Member       $55.00
ESSA Student Member            $16.50
Student Non-Member    $27.50 
ESSA Member PD+   $29.70
Non-Member PD+   $49.50
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Access to Webinar

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager.



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